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Harvest Dance - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

628 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 628
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 100
Gots: 97 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
John Barleycorn is memorialized in English folk tradition as the personification of the barley plant, sacrificed at harvest time and then reborn as beer or ale. Our Harvest Dance Wheat Wine is a celebration of John’s Midwestern cousin, wheat. Beginning with a large portion of wheat malt, we add an equally generous helping of Hallertau and Citra hops and age the ale on both French and American oak. The result is a big, warming burst of tropical fruit flavors, highlighted by subtle wine-like notes, and rounding slowly to a long, dry, oaky finish.

23 IBU

(Beer added by: bort11 on 10-30-2009)
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Photo of kylejohnson03
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Corked and caged, 2009 vintage.

Difficult review, as I have never had a wheatwine before. So I am just reviewing this for what it is, not against the style.

Pours a burnt orange color, with a huge three finger head that almost spills out of my glass. As it settles a bit, I enjoy the sweet fruity smell that screams belgium. Yeast, peppery, and just enough of an oaky/woody taste just to let you know its there. Finishes with hoppy-citrus notes. Drinks incredibly smooth and thin, and without looking at the bottle I would swear it was no higher than 6% abv.

Wish I had something to better compare it, but its an enjoyable brew and I will gladly go finish off the bottle and likely pick up again. Another great smokestack offering from Boulevard!

kylejohnson03, Dec 17, 2009
Photo of MrHungryMonkey
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 1 - 2009, Best by Date 10/10.

Nose is fruity and floral with sweet syrupiness like a light orange blossom honey or so. Smells good.

Pours honey amber, clear, with massive, massive head. Look quite good.

Good solid malt center - ripe with sweetness and malty goodness. Significantly honeyish. Soft alcohol warmth. Floral and fruity as in nose; soft like blossoms, but assertive like a full orchard of them. Peach, white grape/wine, apple, pear, fig, kiwi... very fruity. Tad bit of peppery spice that lends a farmhouse vibe. I didn't notice the oak until I read the label and why yes, it is oaky.

Tastes good. Feels good. Good drinkability. Not what I expected from a Wheat Wine, but not bad. Smokestack Series is always worth a try.

MrHungryMonkey, Dec 16, 2009
Photo of johnnybgood1999
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Like many others that have reviewed this beer, this is my first wheatwine.

A: This beer threw me off. I expected a darker color, but it looks like a wine coole. No idea what a wheatwine should look like, so I gave it a 3.5 to be fair. It's a really light colored beer; it looks like someone added a little bit of caramel to a straw colored Saison.

S: Super fuity: I get orange, grapefruit, and a conglomeration of other tropical fuits. An earthy malty smell shines in the nose as well. That must be the wheat malt.

T: This is really good. Grass and fruit assault the palate. There is an IPA esque hop presence up front. These hops are grassy, pine, and grapefruit tasting. A malty caramel hits the mouth next. Apple flavors also become dominate in the middle of the mouth. Apples stay throughout the tasting complimenting the what malt.

M: This does follow the style description, in that the mouthfeel is really fluffy and smooth. Interesting.

D: If you drink IPA's or even EPA's this will go down like water.

My biggest knock on this beer is the head. It was aggitating to pour a glass and not even see beer at the bottom. The whole glass was filled with head! I've never seen that before. I'm a barleywine fan and this did let me down a little by comparison. I was expecting a thick ale, but unless Boulevard totally screwed this up, a wheatwine is not too thick. Still, this was enjoyable and I wish I would have drank it during early fall, where I could see it really hitting the spot.

johnnybgood1999, Dec 15, 2009
Photo of russpowell
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Opened with a resounding pop! Pours a very effervescent with 4+ fingers of fluffy sand colored head. Great head retention & good lacing

S: Apple peels & blossoms, just a hint of banana bread

T: Apple peels, treacle, cakeyness & some figs up front. Boozey warmth, honey malt, dryness, some Calvados character here as well as this warms up, along with peach, apricot & pears in more muted tones, plus lemony hops smacking the edge of your tongue. Finishes bready, dry with much orchard & tropical fruittyness, lemony hops, bitterness & a touch of honey, sooo close to pulling a 5.0

MF: Medium bodied, slick with low, but noticeable carbonation. Becomes chewier & warmer as this warms up

Drinks fairly easy for the style & ABV, great offering from Boulevard, one of the better takes on this style I've had.

russpowell, Dec 15, 2009
Photo of mhaws000
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my only experience with a wheat wine but I am certainly going to look for more as this was quite enjoyable. Color is slightly hazy orangish yellow, pours with a huge amount of head but most of it dissapates quickly and only a small amount lasted through the first few sips. The nose on this one came across as tons of pineapple finished off with some grassy notes and a little peppery spice. Tastes like honey mixed with what I imagine fresh cut grass would taste like, toss in some black pepper. Hops are definitely present but not up front as is the case with most barley wines. Really nice complexity, as it finishes with a variety of different spicy notes lingering on the palate. The biggest surprise to me was the lightness of body of this beer. I was expecting something much heavier considering the alcohol content. Overall this was a great buy, just like all of the smokestack series purchases I have made so far. Highly drinkable, possibly dangerously so at 9.1%. I strongly recommend giving it a shot.

mhaws000, Dec 15, 2009
Photo of zdk9
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- A liquid orange. Not a lot of head, but it does leave some some nice lacing.

S- Super hoppy? I can barely believe the amount of hops on the nose of this one. Seriously? a wheatwine with hops like this in the smell? They come off as grassy and not much else.

T- There are some hops in the taste, but not at all as powerful as the smell. There's also some floral notes, lavender like. Bitter on the back of the mouth.

M- Perhaps a little too bitter for me...but maybe not, for a 9.1 wheatwine i would expect that much flavor and power. So good.

D- Very different. I'm still surprised this is a wheatwine for sure. But I do enjoy it. so hard to complain.

zdk9, Dec 10, 2009
Photo of tavernjef
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

A slighty jello smeared glow of dull peachy copper capped by an enormous froth of firm creamy hued fluff that whips up quickly yet keeps its seat for good length. Lots of skimming froth remains as lots of caked on snowflaked lace freezes to the glass.

Aroma is boastfully large and Belgian-esk with a peppery grassyness and pale dirty, earthy citric dryness of lemon rinds, peach fuzz, and tangerine peels.

Nice complexity to the flavors as its brisk, snappy, and peppy with all sorts of bright grassyness herbed with many citrusy peels, pith, and juicey pits. Toasty wheat malt backing dances about with a simple tone of high crispy sweetness as it gets all Belgian/Biere de Garde/Farmhouse/ Saison crazy like. Quite complex as layers upon layers continue to unfold onto the tongue with unique herbal, earthy citric twisted, toasty dryness.

Well balanced body thats fairly full and peppy with lots of grab and action to its citrusy stuff. All the while the wheaty crisp toasty sweetness pulls everything back together before getting to heavy handed or out of whack with the dryness. It quietly builds a complex finish of herbal dirty citrus fruity dryness and warms the body and throat thusly.

Wow! A wonderful Wheatwine that has a uniquely Belgian-esk twist to it and warms the soul quickly with a nice complexity. Boulevard continues to create incredibly nice brews for the Smokestack series! Harvest Dance will makes your palate do just that; Dance!

tavernjef, Dec 10, 2009
Photo of GbVDave
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a corked and caged 750ml bottle into two St. Bernardus glasses. Special thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist! Extra special thanks to blaheath for this from our recent trade!

Batch Number 1-2009
Best By Date 10/10

A: Pours a clouded, golden kissed brown. Huge light tan head sports excellent retention and leaves a sticky mess of lace in the glass. Gorgeous!

S: Interesting mix of citrus hops, fresh oak, toasted wheat, spices and tropical fruit. Has a vaguely spicy/fruity "Belgian" aroma.

T: See above. Citrus and tropical fruits, white grape, spices, fruity yeast, oak, cinnamon, and grapefruit.

M: Pretty smooth and sweet with a deliciously spicy zing. Finishes prickly and dry.

D: Very nice. Abv feels much lower than what's stated on the bottle. This drinks like a beer with half the strength. Another Smokestack Series winner!

GbVDave, Dec 10, 2009
Photo of jjayjaye
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange with a HUGE stiff off white head that resists fading and leaves a good amount of Belgian lacing. The smell is interesting...grainy wheat, sweet malt, earthy yeast...this one has it all very fruity, crazy complex with an unimaginable balance that stems from tha vanilla oaky notes...scoring points. The mouth feel is effervescent, tangy and creamy soft. Very light to style. Full flavored, the classic grain and oak treatment persist. A really fine drinker, the 9% ABV is well integrated. Great job on your 20 Boulevard!

jjayjaye, Dec 09, 2009
Photo of whoneeds8
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is admittingly the first Wheatwine I've ever had. Poured into a wineglass orange with a huge thick head. Most of this head can be contributed to me having just bought it and it was rolling around in the car. But the head had great staying value and great lacing. The smell was of orange and grapefruit scents. Which is what the taste was like. Being my first wheatwine, I can best compare it to a Belgian IPA without the Belgian yeast, and more of a straw dry feel in the mouthfeel. Very interesting.

whoneeds8, Dec 08, 2009
Photo of ArrogantB
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle $9. Nice orange color with a super-foamy head, I was actually surprised how much this one foamed up. The smell was kind of weird like a belgian style beer, strange and I wasn;t too impressed. The flavor had some tropical fruit just as the label noted but overall it was kind of boring, a little bit of vanilla and alcohol. This is not a beer I would revisit but I will always give the smokestack beers a whirl.

ArrogantB, Dec 06, 2009
Photo of BradLikesBrew
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

No. 11 in the Boulevard Smokestack Series

Slightly hazy golden body with a sheet of white lacing. The aroma between a Tripel and a Hefe, a bouquet of fruity and spicy esters. Same is true for the flavor. Crackery grain, lemon, banana, clove, floral notes, oak, citrus, and pepper with a dry finish.

Extremely complex, though subtle. Exceptional balance. Another unique and enjoyable release from Boulevard whose Smokestack Series has become one of the most prolific big beer series in the industry. Can't wait to taste one after some time in the cellar. Move over Wheelsucker, this is now my favorite Wheat Wine.

BradLikesBrew, Dec 06, 2009
Photo of jjanega08
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A= Pours a slightly hazy light amber color. Beware of the head on this one. Poured into a shaker pint glass it flies out of my glass foaming all over the place. In a 16 oz shaker only the bottom inch was solid beer the rest was foam when I poured it. The head is a just off white color and has some decent retention. I notice large bubbles in this one but small bubbles sitting on top with good lacing.
S= Unlike other wheatwines that I have had this one is a little more tame with the hops. There is a definite wheat odor as well as some nice toasty malt. Nothing too robust or exciting but it still smells pretty good. I pick up a little bit of some estery notes somewhat like a saison.
T= Again with the estery notes like a saison. Some green apple taste to it as well as some peach and pear. The taste also has wheat in it but it's buried deeper in the esters. I notice some hop bite in the taste of this one not nearly as prevalent as I have experienced in the past with wheatwines. There is some of the more toasted malt in it noticed as well nothing that I would concider "dark" and roasted but a nice toast on them.
M= Smooth and creamy like a wheat beer. Coating and refreshing.
D= pretty good. I'm wondering what is up with all the esters in my bottle and the huge head that blew up. It has been in the fridge since I bought it about a week ago so it has nothing to do with me storing it. Oh well I guess it was delicious none the less.

jjanega08, Dec 06, 2009
Photo of stephens101
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

As with the rest of the Smokestacks, the carbonation is huge, so be careful pouring. Head is fairly thick and bubbly, and the color is reddish-orange. Retention is excellent, and a thick, somewhat crackled lacing is left behind. Aroma involves the obvious malt and wheat, as well as a sharp citrisy notes that strike at the end, some spice, and a slight sourness. Tastes of pure wheat, more spice and fruits, and a yeasty base with some slightly sweet malts enveloping it all and a middle layer of bitterness that finishes things off to near perfection. Goes down crisp with a nice little alcohol heat lingering in the throat. Boulevard can seem to do no wrong these days, and this is a tasty and unique addition to an already stellar lineup.

stephens101, Dec 06, 2009
Photo of huricrane47
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer has a flavor that i have never experienced before. It is almost like white grapes and papaya with tons of fruity bitter hops and sweet barley. The new Citra hops are really nice and the wheat helps to enhance the fruity flavor! The oak adds a very subtle dryness and can be tasted slightly during the sip. The color is a mix between gold, brown, and orange with a very thick white head. The head will actually come out of the glass without pouring over the sides. The beer smells like white grape juice and wheat mixed together. Beer as innovative as this is one of the reasons why i love drinking so much. I recommend stocking up on this beer and let it age! Incredible!!!

huricrane47, Dec 05, 2009
Photo of bump8628
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Corked and caged bottle from batch #1. The cork was a chore to get out on this one.

Even with the gentlest of pours this beer produces 4 fingers of airy head that never wants to go away and leaves chunky lace all over the place. As if that's not impressive enough, the golden-copper body is luxurious looking in the tulip glass.

The first thing that comes to mind when I first stick my nose into the glass is fruit salad. The wheat, hops, oak, and alcohol combine to give a sweet impression of tropical fruit, grape skins, green apple, coconut, and cherries. No single element really stands out on its own but they come together in a beautiful way.

The taste follows the same motif but hop bitterness deftly balances out the sweetness and the finish yields a dry oaky character. Alcohol is definitely noticeable but it's not completely overwhelmingly.

I expected a lot of carbonation in this one after seeing the enormous head, but it's really about perfect letting the subtleties of this beer shine.

This is my first foray into this style but I'm impressed. It's complex, rich, but not overly heavy. My only complaint is that the alcohol is a bit too noticeable even for a 9% ABV beer.

bump8628, Dec 02, 2009
Photo of Mistofminn
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was not all that impressed with the only other Wheatwine I've ever had (Bare Tree 2009) so I'll see if there are better examples of the style out there.

Pours a hazy golden orange color. Immediately I notice the foam is growing too fast, and it's not stopping. The beer to head ratio is about 1:4, and the retention on this stuff is amazing. Leaves tons of lacing all down the glass. Nice carbonation only aids the problem. Wait, did I just call it a problem, because it's a good problem to have.

The nose is right where it should be, big wheat and yeast notes. It's like a Hefeweizen on steroids, and then some. It's actually very fruity and light on the nose. I don't mean the characters are light and muted, I mean that it has a light, bubbly, feathery feeling to it...if that makes sense.

The taste is spot on also. Big wheat and yeast, spicy and fruity. This one is pretty complex. Along with the spicyness comes a warming presence of alcohol, but not as intrusive as you would think. Pretty good stuff.

Mouthfeel is light to medium, probably more medium. A feathery carbonation adds to a smooth and creamy feel. Drinkability is good. This is a sipper that could easily be chugged. Personally, I'd rather sit back and enjoy it for what it is though.

Ah, now this is what I was looking for in a Wheatwine. So much more flavor and complexity than the last disaster of the style that I tried. Honestly, I don't see this one getting much better over time, so I say drink them now.

Mistofminn, Nov 25, 2009
Photo of THORN
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ML poured into goblet as suggested by label. Poured 45-55 degrees F.
A: Hazel brown and light around the edges. Inch of beautiful dirty cream colored head. Head is retained with pockmarks. Fine CO2 bubbles releasing form bottom of goblet.
S: Fruit and citrus filled hops, very sweet malts, and a hint of melon.
T: Bitter to start followed by really sweet toasted malts. Hops are really fruity and full of citrus. Malts continue to linger complimenting bitter hops to finish.
M: High carbonation complements strong body.
D: High alcohol % is covered well. Flavor is intense, but very drinkable.

THORN, Nov 17, 2009
Photo of SpecialK088
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass from the bottle

A-nice hazy off copper with a big foamy head that lingers for a very long time very good looking beer.

S-very very fragrant notes of hops and rich spices most noteable clove also some sweet bannana with an undertone of alcohol and hops

T-much like the nose very spicy and flavorful the clove and hops blend together very well to make a very complex and rich flavor sweet spicy and earthy this one covers all the bases and doesn't come off offensive

M-body for the complexity is pretty thin but not watery burns going down from the spices and alcohol this us for sure one I would like to have when the mood strikes not often I find a beer that is this spicy that I enjoy so much

D-not something I would drink alot of or alot of the time but a beer like this is one I tend to want when the mood strikes and nothing else will do! A nice steak dinner with this would be amazing.

SpecialK088, Nov 15, 2009
Photo of naterock
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured into a pint glass. Huge white frothy head, golden cloudy color. really quite attractive almost like a Duvel.

smells of a typical wheat but with the volume kicked up a few knotches. huge clove and coriander scent, with a big yeast smell. really quite attractive but fairly similar to an imperial witbier.

Flavor is huge with a spicy front and a moderate hop bitterness. great flavor from the Hallertauer hops and a citrusy note. Really a great experience for my first barleywine.

Body is highly carbonated but really supports the bittereness and overall flavor of the beer. Medium body and really does well to hide the 9.1 ABV. Truly good!

naterock, Nov 15, 2009
Photo of mdcrouser
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Off with the cage, off with the cork, that's a lot of head, I might need a fork.

Seriously - after the pour, there were three or more inches of solid head, never dying completely. This is stout-like head - thick and creamy. Underneath lies a beautifully orange-gold beer, with carbonation bubbles streaming from the bottom of the glass.

Like an acidic orange juice, this is big citrus for a beer, but without the usual bomb of hops associated with such a smell. There's also something earthy in the background, maybe the wheat malt nosing through.

The citrus again is what you notice first - it cracks your jaw open to let the flavors cycle, leaving the tongue pretty dry and bitter, roaming around the back of the mouth. Given what Boulevard has delivered of late, this is pretty close to what I expected - big with wheats and citrus. Harkens back to their Saison, though much bigger.

Akin to a barleywine, but not as heavy, it's soothing, warming, and the epitome of "big" - it just explodes once in the mouth for a few seconds. Great carbonation too.

Pretty tasty, and though not necessarily my favorite style - it's likely a pretty fair example of it. The whole package is a good way to close out the season.

mdcrouser, Nov 15, 2009
Photo of turamarth
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served into a New Belgium Globe glass.

Appearance: Like most smokestack products, this beer has a very explosive head. Almost hard to pour explosive. However, I'm not complaining. The head this beer produces is big fluffy, rockey with giant bubbles. A very nice head that leaves some big globulus lacing. The body of this has a nice semi-cloudy amber color, much alike its barley based cousins.

Smell: Right off the bat is a bouquet of bananas. This I seem to find a lot with beers that have a large wheat base. Some nice subtle tropical fruit notes, that I assume come from the citra hops. A very pleasant and appealing sweet nose.

Taste: Again the banana like flavors from the wheat come forth. The hop presence in this is very interesting too. The hallertau adds a nice round, grounded hop profile to this wine. It has an earthy quality to it. Contrasting to the Citra hops that give it a nice bouquet of tropical fruits and citrus notes, cutting over the rest of every thing. After the hoppiness there is the nice winy roundness to the beer. Finished with a nice, sweet dryness.

Mouthfeel: Probably the ONLY weak point in this beer, and that isn't even really a weak point. The carbonation does add a slight burn to the tongue. And make the beer slightly more fluffy than it should be. A nice thickness for this style I think.

Drink: Taste alone make this wheat wine super drinkable. Though it does seem at taste to be slightly more boozy than it is. That could deter some for drinkability. But, this beer is damn fine!

turamarth, Nov 12, 2009
Photo of Reaper16
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle served into a 2009 Boulevard Smokestack Series chalice

Pours a honeyed orange that reminds me of a Halls menthol-lyptus cough drop. You can see clearly the streams of bubbles from the nucleation but the beer isn't really transparent. The head, oh God the head, is enourmous. A gentle pour yielded foam that was initially larger than a full hand. It settles nicely into a two finger expanse that never quite dies from that point. The top is frothy and rock and generally consistent with sea foam. The lacing is understandably spectacular. Steven Pauwels and the Boulevard crew are masters at beer head, as evidenced by every single beer in the Smokestack Series. You will never see a beer of this style that looks better.

The massive quantities of wheat show up in the nose first off. Tangy, zippy smells balanced by the expected banana richness. What is entirely unexpected out of a wheatwine is the abundance of citrus aromas. In addition to the German hallartau hops that give this beer the leafy hop aromas that it has, Boulevard has chosen to use Sierra Nevada's own Citra hops. The mango-pineapple-grapefruit loveliness of those hops are an alluring and effective choice for this beer.

This is pretty fucking good. Its not simply a wheat bomb, there is plenty of malted barley flavor to go around. The malt background is so rich and is a strong background for the yeasty banana tastes and the hop attack. This beer is grounded in earthy, astringent hallaurtau which serves to highlight the bright, papaya, mango fruitsplosion of the citra hops. This is all so GOOD. The citra hops are so amazing in Harvest Dance! It actually reminds me of Ballast Point Sculpin in the aftertaste. The oak aging plays a key component here. There is a lightly smoky, meaty quality that actually accentuates the banana, amazing as that sounds. The oak barrels were specifically used previously to hold French chardonnay if I remember correctly. There is a light grape to the back end that feels brusque from the oaky smoke.

The mouthfeel is solid. There is a lot of carbonation, which makes it very easy for the beer to get foamy in the mouth the same way as Dr. Pepper does. There is a slight issue with the alcohol in this beer. Its tastes a little bit more boozy than the 9% that it is. Its never harsh, so you could say that I am nitpicking. As far as drinkability goes, I imagine that this is drinkable enough for the style. The bottle is disappearing quickly and the ABV is not unreasonable.

Boulevard have proven themselves time and again to be masters of wheat. They just know how to make it do great things. Harvest Dance Wheat Wine is no exception. Its insanely flavored yet very balanced. Easy to drink for the style but also very complex. This is fantastic. You really must obtain some, drink some and age some.

Reaper16, Nov 12, 2009
Photo of bearcamp
2.93/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is my only second wheat wine style beer. The other was 75th streets wheat wine! So when I poured this I thought it would be darker and sweeter. Appearance is brighter than I expected. Almost copper color, amberish. I can see a bit of suspended yeast and it is a bit cloudy. I absolutely love the smell. I can definitely pick out the citra hops, as I am a regular drinker of SN Torpedo which is the only other beer I know that has this new hop. The taste is very Belgium blond to me. I can pick up the sweet wheat malt all over. Not as sweet as I would like. I think this beer is overcarbed to my liking. I like the beer, but it is not one I'll pick up very often.

bearcamp, Nov 12, 2009
Photo of brownbeer
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It was hard as hell to get the cork out of this bottle.

A- Autumn orange with huge white head that stays forever. Be patient.

S- Orange citrus, earthy wheat, citrusy hops. Almost has a saison like nature in some ways, like the yeast is playing a big part.

T&M- The soda like over-carbonation is distracting. Earthy, almost wild hop character, dry and grassy with a little bit of funk.

D- Tastes fine but the excessive carbonation takes away as you'll be belching frequently.

brownbeer, Nov 12, 2009
Harvest Dance from Boulevard Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 628 ratings.